Located on the banks of the Little Manatee River, Camp Bayou Nature Preserve provides an easygoing set of trails through a variety of natural Florida habitats.
Buffering a green ribbon of Indian River Lagoon shoreline from US 1, Chain of Lakes Park offers dozens of ways to put together a walk through the wetlands.
7.4 miles. Crisscrossing former timberlands and blackwater cypress swamps, the Florida Trail north of Buckman Lock highlights conservation efforts taken on land previously used for agriculture.
A short though challenging hike the Weeping Ridge Trail offers unusual views for the state of Florida, crossing tall ridges and ending at a small waterfall.
Along an ecologically important creek basin that empties into Tampa Bay, two loop trails traverse an intriguing environment that slowly transitions from fresh to salt water.